2019 Upper Level Schedule

Devo is excited to present our full 2019 Upper-Level Schedule!

For a full PDF schedule of Devo’s Fall Upper-Level Programs (middle school and older) click the link below!

*Note the change to the U14 Boys Schedule (now Tuesdays/Thursdays)*

FALL 2019 UPPER LEVEL SCHEDULE!

 

Read below for detailed program descriptions. 

U14 Pre-Season (*NEW!*)

Program Description: Head Coach Chad Cheeney has been inspired by the great summer weather and awesome rides the U14 team have had this spring, and just can’t wait to get the fall season started! For those that want to get just a little extra out of U14, Chad will be holding U14 practices for a U14 Pre-Season program starting in August. The Pre-Season practices will run for three weeks (8/5 – 8/22) immediately preceding the start of the fall season on 8/26. The U14 pre-season practices will be co-ed (like summer camps), with Devo’s best ladies and gents coaching the U14 team to a state of mountain bike bliss! The U14 pre-season program is for middle schoolers (6th-8th Grade) interested in building their skills and ability on the bike before the fall season kicks off. Promoting the sport of mountain biking in a fun and welcoming environment and learning valuable MTB skills is the overall goal of the U14 team. 

Schedule: Practices will be held on Monday and Thursday from 8:00-11:00am from the Rec Center. Practices will move to 4:15-6:15pm once school begins).

Price: $120 (jersey not included)

Contact: Head Coach Chad Cheeney (chad@durangodevo.com)

 

NICA High School League (Co-Ed, AHS and DHS)

Program Description: Durango Devo runs the Colorado High School MTB Race League programs for both AHS and DHS. The program is based around the Colorado High School Race season, but as with all of Devo’s programs, racing is NEVER required to participate. At the end of the day, Devo’s HS League coaches always make having FUN on the bike the #1 priority. Detailed (and information about the High School League programs run by Devo can be found here: https://durangodevo.com/durangonica-2019/

Schedule: The season will begin with an Orientation Meeting on Monday Aug. 12th from 5-7pm. Practices will be Tuesday/Thursday from 4:15-6:15pm, departing from the Durango Rec Center.

Price: Devo registration: $410. (Total estimated cost with a full racing calendar $410). A team jersey will be included with your Devo registration IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 1ST!

Contact: Devo Director, Levi Kurlander (director@durangodevo.com)

 

U14 Girls!

Program Description: The Devo U14 group is for middle schoolers interested in continuing to build skills and ability on the bike. Although these riders may still be interested in other sports, this group is a step up from Jr. Devo in the sense that rides will be longer, slightly faster, and Devo’s amazing certified coaches will help guide riders to improve their riding with more advanced skills. The U14’s meet more often and have the option of traveling to races and going on camping/riding trips with their coaches. Like all of Devo’s programs, racing is NEVER mandatory for participation. Promoting the sport in a fun environment and learning skills is still the overall goal of U14. The U14 Girls team will be coached by some of the most rad, and most fantastic women in mountain biking. They can’t wait to share their love of riding with you! Coaches Ani Casabonne and Sarah Tescher will be joining the U14 Girls again this fall for an awesome season.

Schedule: Practices will be Monday/Wednesday from 4:15-6:15pm, departing from the Durango Rec Center.

Price: $310 (Jersey is included IF you did not already receive one this Spring)

Contact: Ani or Sara (anicasabonni@gmail.com or sarah@durangodevo.com)

 

U14 Boys!

Program Description: Coach Chad Cheeney is BACK with the U14 Boys this Fall! The U14 Boys team is for Middle Schoolers (6th-8th Grade) who are looking forward to some awesome rides with friends and incredible Devo coaches. The team will focus on continuing to build skills and ability on the bike, all while having a whole lot of fun! Although these riders may still be interested in other sports, this group is a step up from Jr. Devo in the sense that rides will be longer, slightly faster, and Devo’s amazing certified coaches will help guide riders to improve their riding with more advanced skills. The U14’s meet more often and have the option of traveling to races and going on camping/riding trips with their coaches. Like all of Devo’s programs, racing is NEVER mandatory for participation. Promoting the sport in a fun environment and learning skills is still the overall goal of U14. Since this team has a tendency to get quite large, be prepared to be broken up into smaller groups based on the coach’s plans for the day – this will help to make practices safer and more fun!

Schedule: Practices will be Monday and THURSDAY (*a change from the Spring Schedule) 4:15-6:15pm, departing from the Rec. Center. 

Price: $310 (Jersey is included IF you did not already receive one this Spring)

Contact: Head Coach Chad Cheeney (chad@durangodevo.com)

 

Flyers

This is the registration for the Fall Devo Flyers program.

Program Description: The Devo Flyers group is for competent and experienced riders aged 6th-12th grade. For the rider’s safety, riders in middle school will need to talk to a coach to see if the program is fitting. Please send a message to Coach Rob at rnichols656@gmail.com if you are unsure about your skill level for the Flyers program. The Flyers focus on gravity oriented bike sports and learn the ins and outs of Enduro, DH, dirt-jumping, and more. This group is all about big air, big tires, big travel, and having fun in the down-hill direction! Coach Rob is an experienced and qualified racer and coach, though, like all of Devo’s programs, racing is NEVER mandatory for joining the team. If you already have solid fundamental mountain biking skills but want to push yourself further to improve as a gravity rider, this group is for you.

Schedule: Practices will be on Wednesdays from 4:15-6:15pm (with a few Saturdays thrown in as well!). Practice locations will vary based on the coach’s plan for the day.

Price: $255 (Jersey is included IF you did not receive a jersey during the Spring season).

Contact: Head Coach Rob Nichols (rnichols656@gmail.com).

 

ALL GIRLS EXPLORERS

Program Description: The Explorers All-GIRLS group is for riders who identify as Female, ages 5th grade and up. The all-girls group is for girls who want to learn the skills of bikepacking with a group of incredibly rad ladies! A new Explorer program, this all-girls group for 5th-12th graders (as well as any high school new to riding) is for girls who want to use the bike as a tool for exploration.  Each practice will focus on mountain bike skills as well as skills to go on a bike packing trip such as building a fire, shelter, and other fun, outdoor survival type skills as well as basic bike maintenance. This group is led by Sarah Tescher and Cara Kropp, both female Devo coaches who love empowering girls and have a passion for the outdoors. The group will go on a bike packing trip together in the Fall.  Bike Packing bags and other equipment can be borrowed from Devo, but it is nice if a bike can fit a rack ($20-$45 investment). For more information feel free to call or email Sarah at sarah@durangodevo.com or 970-779-8480.

Schedule: Practices will be Thursdays from 4:15-6:15pm, departing from Rotary Park.

Price: $245 (Jersey included IF you did not receive one this spring)

Contact: For more information feel free to call or email Sarah at sarah@durangodevo.com or 970-779-8480.

 

Explorers – TRAILBLAZERS

 

Program Description: The Trailblazers group is for high schoolers or 8th graders with previous explorer experience. The goal of the program is to learn how to use bikes as tools for exploring and self-sufficiency (touring, commuting, bike building, etc). Each session ends with a self-supported camping/touring trip the heart of the Southwest. Gear and equipment is available for loan (Free!) from Pine Needle Mountaineering for kids without all of the necessary gear and equipment. Bike bags are also available for loan from Devo, and coaches can also help find a bikepacking appropriate gear. Long story short, the only thing you need to be a part of this team is a desire to explore on your bike! The coaches are all experienced bikepackers and certified Devo coaches who love to share their passion for MTB exploration. They can’t wait to adventure with you!

Schedule: Practice will take place on Wednesdays from 4:15-6:15pm departing from Rotary Park.

Price: $255 (jersey included if you did not receive one in the spring)

Contact: Jon Bailey (lt.dagget@gmail.com). 

 

Explorers – RAMBLERS

 

Program Description: The Ramblers group is for riders age 6th grade and up. Ramblers is for those kids who are newer to the sport of bikepacking and don’t have as much experience with camping and self-supported adventuring. Led by some of best bikepackers we can think of, the goal of the program is to learn how to use bikes as tools for exploring and self-sufficiency (touring, commuting, bike building, etc). Each session ends with a self-supported camping/touring trip the heart of the Southwest. Gear and equipment is available for loan (Free!) from Pine Needle Mountaineering for kids without all of the necessary gear and equipment. Bike bags are also available for loan from Devo, and coaches can also help find a bikepacking appropriate gear. Long story short, the only thing you need to be a part of this team is a desire to explore on your bike! This team is perfect for anyone who is excited by an alternative approach to mountain biking and has a strong sense of adventure and curiosity. Our coaches can’t wait to guide you on your journey to bikepacking bliss!

Schedule: Practices will be Tuesdays from 4:15-6:15 pm departing from Rotary Park.

Price: $255 (jersey included IF you did not receive one in the spring).

Contact: Nan Cresto (nancresto@gmail.com).

 

Cyclocross (Cyclocross registration is coming soon…)

The Devo Cross team is open to all levels of rider to learn the sport of Cyclocross.  This group meets 2x/week during November and December. The team races in the local Cyclocross series and may take a trip to the USAC Cyclocross National Championships (racing is not mandatory to participate). Skill development is at the heart of this program as riding in the snow, mud, and sleet is good skill development for all cycling disciplines.  Riders are not required to have a cross bike, but we highly recommend it as mountain bikes can get worn down quickly in the adverse condition of cyclocross. Contact Chad Cheeney (chad@durangodevo.com) for more information.

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